Things that will make you say “I wish I did that at my wedding”

1- Have the groom write a message to the bride on the bottom of her shoe the morning of the wedding.

Shoe

2- Guest throw darts at balloons filled with paint attached to a canvas. You keep the art.

Canvas

3- Make/buy an inscribed handkerchief for your flower girl that she can save for when she gets married.

Handkerchief

4- Create a piñata for you to break open on your first anniversary filled with notes from your wedding guests.

Piñata

5- Add a pop of colour on the tulle under your dress.

Tulle

6- Have a live wedding painter capture your ceremony/reception space and your guests.

Painting

7- A wedding wheel with fun “prizes” for your guest to spin.

Wheel

8- Arrange ceremony seats in a circular pattern around the couple so that everyone can see.

Seats

9- Give each table a song name or lyric. When their song plays, the whole table has to get up and dance. If you are doing a buffet dinner, the song could also be the table’s cue to get food.

Song

10- Add pictures of your loved ones that have passed away to your bouquet, so they will be with you at your wedding.

Picture

11- Put photos of yourselves at different ages corresponding to table numbers for your guest to enjoy.

Numbers

12- Leave fun facts about yourselves on the tables.

Facts

13- Instead of throwing rice…

Confetti

14- A “Please call anyone but the bride” list of phone numbers for your wedding party to keep stressful, last-minute problems away from the bride on her wedding day.

Call

15- Write each other love letters on the day of your wedding and seal them closed in a box with a bottle of wine. Open the box on an anniversary.

Anniversary

16- Include a space on the RSVP where guest can request songs to play at the reception.

RSVP

17- Give guest to-go boxes so that they can take cake home.

Cake

18- Instead of asking for registry items, let guest donate to your honeymoon fund (also known as a nice way to ask for money as a gift).

Honeymoon

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If you would like to see a theme, let me know through the contact me form!
SG

Copper and Navy

Copper and Navy

What is so flattering about this theme?

Well to be honest I have seen this combination of colours in a rustic wedding as well, specially for autumn, I guess the colours give an elegant vibe.
The different themes I’ve seen vary in decoration and the ways the colours are used. I have just put together some images to give a rough example on what exactly accentuates this colour scheme.

I guess you can start showing off the theme of your wedding by sending the invitation with these two colours, the image I found has the lettering in copper and the envelope is navy, however you can play with the arrangement and have them the other way.

 

 

 

With centre pieces there is so much room for creativity, this image in particular is a navy blue vase, with hydrangea, roses and a copper flower. everything surrounding the centre piece is copper.
It doesn’t necessarily needs to be this way, there are many ways that could be decorated.
This next image could also be a centre piece, this one is a copper vase, it looks simple yet elegant.
The flowers you could use here can vary but personally I like to have a variation and not just one type of flower.

 

 

 

I have seen many cakes with this particular palette.
This one in particular looks like midnight with stars.
I really liked this one I found because it’s exactly the colours of the theme. Others i have found are more washed, making it look more pastel like and not much of a navy colour.

 

 

 

 

 

There is a very popular rhyme that is called the four somethings, something blue is part of this rhyme and these accessories could be used for that purpose. Some brides chose to sew on a tiny blue heart inside the lining of their dress, with this theme, no need to hide it.

 

 

 

Bridesmaid dresses can be a little tricky since maybe not all them have the same size. With this theme there are five different colours to choose from. If one colour does not go with what was envisioned, it’s always a good idea to have more options.
Maybe have the exact same dress for all the bridesmaids or have the same colour and different necklines.

 

 

 

The groom and groomsmen could wear a boutonniere and a pocket square with the main two colours, it could be like the image or have the colours reversed.
In my opinion I think that the suit could be black or grey as it would make the colours stand out more.

 

 

If you would like to see a theme, let me know through the contact me form!
SG

Rustic Wedding!

I have gotten a request for a Champêtre wedding theme, with the main colours being white and green.

Rustic Wedding ideas

This theme goes well for Spring, Summer and Autumn. It is refreshing yet calm.
Personally I like this theme very much since it gives a feeling of a fairy getting married, with all the details looking vintage but at the same time they are not.
Given that the request I got was for white and green, I added some shades of the colours in between, to give more of a spectrum to work with.

What do you really need to look for to get this look?

You have to pretty much decorate it like a garden.
To the table you could add leaves or branches to make it come together, the table numbers could be placed in a little log or a branch.
The cake could be semi naked and decorated with flowers.
Baby’s breath (Gypsophila) works perfectly with this theme.
There could also be a floral backdrop for the ceremony or right behind the couple’s table.
The roof of the reception could be decorated with lights and orbs to give it that fairy tale look.

What type of wedding dress goes perfect with this theme?
Well that is a little complicated to say given that everyone has a different taste but in my opinion I think the Trumpet Dress and the Empire waist Dress go perfectly. You could also wear flowers as a headpiece.

What can your bridesmaids wear?
I like when the dresses are a shade of what the colour is, in this case shades of green, it doesn’t necessarily needs to be like that, you can also have the same colour for all them and have the neckline vary.

There are just so many things you could do with this theme.
Even if it is the same general name, these type of weddings never look the same, different palette and decorations make them so different, as well as the variations of location!

If you would like to see a theme, let me know through the contact me form!
SG

Pop of colour!

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For those that love a pop of colour, how about Teal and Fuchsia!
You can play about with these two colours and no matter what you do with them, they always seem to go perfectly.

It doesn’t necessarily need to be for your wedding, it can also be for your bridal shower!
I have placed a palette together at the top of the page which can be used as guidance, for when you are gathering all the decorations as well as flower arrangements.

As you have been able to notice this type of decoration is more fitting for either a spring wedding or a summer wedding, it gives a little bit more of freshness!

If you are getting married during spring or summer, you may want to consider this pop of colour.
If you got married and used this same palette I would love for you to share it with us!

 

Much love

SG

 

Pop-Up

Hello there,

No, I have not forgotten to write, I was actually quite busy and did not have time to sit down 😦

So many things happened, between my son and me getting a cold and an impromptu visit to Barcelona (for business), my aunt arriving from Malaysia, it has been quite full.

BUT

I’m not going to talk about that any more, as promised, I took a lot of pictures from the event and it was quite wonderful, there were not a lot of providers since it was the first time this has ever been made and I guess there were a lot of companies that were scared that no one would show up.

Nevertheless it was great! As you know I have mentioned that I am part of a group of Latin Women (the link should be on the side bar) well we took the opportunity of the event to launch ourselves, it was quite successful, we have had 3000 visitors in just a week, which I believe is incredible (if you were to live where I do, you would know why) Our goal is to reach all Latin people around the world and to get the message across that it doesn’t matter if you are far from your country, you can still enjoy the traditions wherever you are.

Anywhoo, I will leave you with this gallery of pictures that I took at the event.

Thank you for reading!

 

Excitement

Well hello there 🙂

This week I am super excited as there is this Pop Up that I will be going to this Saturday.
It is a Wedding Pop up, so now you can tell why I’m excited.

Where I live the closest Wedding Fairs I can go to are 2 hours away and in order to enjoy them, the drive back would be too late, plus I don’t like taking my munchkin out too late.
This event is a mere 15 minute drive from my house, so yep looking forward to it!

As I mentioned before I have created a group of Latin American Ladies and we will be presenting ourselves in this event, so if any of my readers, speak Spanish, please visit my other blog, which I share with all these wonderful ladies. If you don’t understand any Spanish, that’s okay, the pictures are pretty great too 😀

That’s all I have to say for now, I will post about this Saturday soon!!

As always thank you for reading!

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So you have been chosen to be a maid of honor.

First of all, it’s been a while. I’ve been quite busy lately, trying to get my sons christening ready and trying to find an outfit, now I have everything all I have to do is wait. 

Back to what this post is about! When you are chosen to be a maid of honor and this is completely new for you. What are the things that you should do? Well as I was browsing through some wedding pages I found this handy checklist of what tasks the maid of honor should do. It’s pretty much all there and doesn’t need much explaining, in my opinion it’s pretty handy. All credit for it is on the picture itself so I’m glad I found it and I’m able to share it with you all. 

Thanks for reading  

 

What to put in the emergency kit



  1. Aspirin (or pain reliever of choice)
  2. Band aids 
  3. Chalk ( to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your dress) 
  4. Clear nail polish (for stocking runs) 
  5. Corsage pins 
  6. Dental floss/toothpicks 
  7. Eye drops 
  8. Extra earrings backs 
  9. extra pantyhose 
  10. Hair pins 
  11. Hand towelettes 
  12. Hem tape
  13. Mini sewing kit 
  14. Safety pins
  15. Scotch tape 
  16. Small scissors 
  17. Spot remover 
  18. Static-cling spray 
  19. Straws ( so the bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick )
  20. Tissues 
  21. Bottles water
  22. Tweezers 

You can adjust the list to your liking and can give it to one of your bridesmaids to be in charge of it. 

Thanks for reading 

Planning your own wedding? 

So I know that not everyone can afford a wedding planner to plan their whole  wedding, so I will guide you in some easy steps you can follow. However this takes a lot of organisation so in suggest you get a hand on a planner or create your own.  

So here it’s how it goes:

12-16 Months before the wedding 

  • Chose a wedding date
  • Start a wedding folder
  • Work out your budget
  • Discuss formality and style of the wedding
  • Start writing the guest list 
  • Select ceremony location
  • Select reception site 
  • Put engagement announcement on local paper (optional) 
  • Start shopping for a wedding gown
  • Hire a wedding consultant 

8-10 Months before the wedding 

  • Select bridal party
  • Secure wedding officiant 
  • Hire reception carterer 
  • Contact photographer and/or vidiographer 
  • Hire a band or DJ
  • Decide on bridesmaids dresses
  • Sign up for gift registry 
  • Start compiling name and addresses for guest list 
  • Engagement party 

5-7 Months before the wedding 

  • Finalise guest list 
  • Shop for wedding stationary 
  • Arrange accommodations (if applicable) 
  • Select wedding cake 
  • Begin preparations for honeymoon 

4 Months before the wedding 

  • Book florist 
  • Shop for wedding bands 
  • Visit physician 

3 Months before the wedding

  • Send out invitations 
  • Select tuxedo 
  • Arrange for rental of items 
  • Discuss finalised menu options and costs with carterer 
  • Arrange transportation / limousine services
  • Order wedding favours 
  • Shop for bridal party gifts 
  • Begin any necessary counselling with wedding officiant 

2 Months before the wedding 

  • Choose wedding music
  • Select location for rehearsal dinner 
  • Confirm with local wear shop 
  • Schedule alterations 
  • Schedule fittings for the bridesmaids and flower girl 
  • Confirm order with florist 
  • Order address labels with couples new address and names (this is optional but it adds a personal touch when you send out thank you notes) 

1 Month before the wedding 

  • Sewing wedding programs
  • Apply for marriage licence 
  • Have final gown fitting 
  • Chose all wedding accessories 
  • Visit hair stylist 
  • Visit make-up artist 
  • Get hair and make-up done and have formal bridal portraits done 
  • Discuss and finalise details with wedding service providers 

2 Weeks before the wedding

  • Call any non RSVP guests 
  • Give carterer finalised head count 
  • Pick up marriage license
  • Give DJ or band a list of songs 
  • Confirm rehearsal plans 
  • Obtain any legal information 
  • Complete floor and seating plan
  • Confirm all rental and floral delivery dates and times 
  • Confirm arrival time for all attendants 
  • Check parking arrangements 

1 Week before the wedding

  • Make any last minute seating adjustment 
  • Organise weddingday attire 
  • Confirm honeymoon reservation 
  • Confirm reservation for out of town guests 
  • Pack for honeymoon 
  • Pick up passports (if applicable)
  • Gather all necessary documents for travel 
  • Confirm rehearsal plan with attendants 
  • Confirm reservation for rehearsal dinner 
  • Pick up formal wear 
  • Check with the photographer the shot list 
  • Break in your shoes 

1 Day before the wedding 

  •  Go through list of things to do and make sure all bases are covered 
  • Pack weddingday emergency kit 
  • Get manicure and pedicure 
  • Take a relaxing bath 
  • Put weddingn attire and accessories together 
  • Give rings to best man 
  • Try to get a good night’s sleep

Wedding day 

  • Eat something, avoid caffeine and sugar
  • Get hair and makeup done 
  • Have someone check reception site 
  • Dress for wedding 
  • Have photos taken with family

After the honeymoon 

  • Have wedding gown and bouquet reserved 
  • Write thank you notes
  • Change name 

This is pretty much how it goes. If you want to know what goes in the wedding emergency kit, stay tuned it will be my next post. 

Like always thanks for reading!